Changing environmental behaviour and changing consumption patterns is a very long process and takes generations.

Therefore, young people – children, pupils, teenagers, are an important target group; their behaviour habits are still developing and they are most susceptible to new information. This handbook was developed for practicing teachers and future educators – student teachers who are currently learning their profession. It is intended to be used as a practical tool to raise the awareness of youth about how we may be exposed to hazardous substances in our everyday life and how our everyday choices affect our health and the environment we live in.

This publication was the result of WECF’s collaboration with the Baltic Environmental Forum (BEF), for the project Baltic Info Campaign on Hazardous Substances (BaltInfoHaz).